We describe a source-rooted WDM multicast tree construction protocol to support IP dense mode multicast routing protocols in all-optical lambda-switched networks. Using a receiver-initiated approach, the protocol relies on a mechanism that collects information on the capabilities of WDM nodes. This mechanism provides receivers with sufficient information to setup WDM multicast trees in networks consisting of nodes with heterogeneous WDM capabilities. Knowledge of the network topology, group-wide membership information and capability of every WDM network node is not required.
|Place of Publication||Enschede|
|Publisher||Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2000|
|Name||CTIT technical report series|
|Publisher||University of Twente, Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)|
Niemegeers, I. G. M. M., Salvador, M. R., Heemstra de Groot, S. M., & Dey, D. (2000). A receiver-initiated WDM multicast tree construction protocol to support IP dense mode multicast routing in all-optical Lambda-switched networks. (CTIT technical report series; No. TR-CTIT-00-22). Enschede: Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT).